The Mongan Method
When you change the way you view birth,
the way you birth will change.
HypnoBirthing® is a tried and proven method that guides and prepares a woman in giving birth in a peaceful and beautiful manner. It is a program that considers both the psychological and physical well-being of the mother, her birth partner, and the baby. The skills and techniques taught in a HypnoBirthing class carry over to any birthing environment - whether that be in the quiet of a home, a hospital, or a birth center.
The HypnoBirthing® program is built around an educational process that includes special breathing, relaxation, visualization, meditative practice, attention to nutrition and positive body toning. Most importantly, it fosters an air of mutual respect for the birthing family, as well as the health-care provider, in a traditional health-care system or an alternative setting.
You have many choices and many decisions to make for your birthing experience. You have choices in selecting your care provider; you have choices in selecting the environment in which you will bring your baby into the world. Another important choice is that of the childbirth education classes you will choose to prepare for the birth of your baby!
Why choose HypnoBirthing?
Because the way you give birth is a big deal!
Women in our culture today hold an unprecedented fear of giving birth, too often associating it with excruciating pain, and thereby causing their bodies to become unable to perform what should be a normal physiological function. HypnoBirthing® is a unique method of relaxed, natural childbirth education enhanced by self‑hypnosis and guided imagery techniques that allow women to use their natural abilities to bring about safer, easier, and more comfortable birthing. When giving birth with HypnoBirthing®, a mother is not in a trance or asleep but instead in a state of deep relaxation—awake, aware, and fully in control.
In a series of five confidence-building classes, you will learn what makes labor hurt; but more importantly, you will learn the logic behind why labor doesn’t have to hurt and what you can do about it. You and your birth companion will learn about the physical and chemical changes that occur when fear and anxiety are allowed to accumulate within the body - and what you can do to reestablish a sense of calm. You will practice relaxation techniques in class, that will not only serve you well during your birthing, but that will also become life skills.
The five-week series includes a HypnoBirthing® techniques textbook, spiral of parent handouts, relaxation tracks for at home practice, and everything you need to know to reconnect with your birthing instincts and create an amazing birthing experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much do classes cost?
Tuition is $345 for group classes. That price includes the 5 weekly sessions as well as all materials to be mailed to your home. Birth companions are encouraged to attend all classes with the pregnant person and doulas are always welcome. The more the merrier!
What if I have to miss a class?
If you must miss a class during the series, you have two options. You may schedule a private session with me to make up the class (as long as my schedule permits) for $125. You may also attend the missed class during my next scheduled series (as long as you are still pregnant!) at no additional charge. Please check with me ahead of time for my upcoming class schedule.
When should I enroll in a HypnoBirthing class?
I like to say..."If you aren't already holding that baby...it's never too late!" The key is to take the class when you can dedicate the time and energy to practicing the many things you will be learning. Ideally, I would suggest that you begin your course by week 32 if possible, so you won't feel rushed as you learn and practice the class material.